Justice Department Recognizes Nine Citizens And Law Enforcement Officers For Rescuing Missing, Abused Children

Holds National Missing Children's Day commemoration

May 14, 2013, 10:24 ET from Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department will recognize nine citizens and law enforcement officers from four states for heroic and exemplary efforts to protect children, during the annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration in Washington, D.C., 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.  The award recipients are from Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina and Washington state. 

President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25, 1983, the first National Missing Children's Day to remember Etan Patz, a six-year-old boy who disappeared from a New York City street corner on May 25, 1979.  Missing Children's Day honors his memory and the memories of children still missing.


National Missing Children's Day award recipients

Heather Bish, whose sister Molly was abducted and murdered in 2000

Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West

Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Administrator Robert L. Listenbee

WHEN:      WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
                 2:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:    The Great Hall, U.S. Department of Justice 
                 950 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 
                 Washington, D.C.
                 OPEN PRESS

SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs